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Kids learning about cactus

Kids learn about cactus in Saguaro National Park

courtesy of Kanekoa-Madrid

Junior Ranger Program - Find out more about the adventure and honor of becoming a Junior Ranger.

Become a WebRanger - This is the National Park Service's on-line Junior Ranger program for kids of all ages.

Desert Diversity Games - Five fun and educational games to learn about the Sonoran Desert ecosystem.

View Current Ranger Program Schedules - Kids can attend any of these programs to fulfill their Junior Ranger Requirements.

Educational Programs - Programs are available for Teachers and Students during the school year.

Camp Programs - Get behind the scenes and into the wild at Saguaro Summer Camp!

Did You Know?


"Don't call ME pig!" Javelinas are able to eat spiny prickly pear pads with no obvious harm to their mouths, stomachs or intestinal tracts due to an enzyme in their saliva. Javelinas are not true pigs, they are peccaries, which are native to the Americas. True pigs are native to Europe and Asia. Wild pigs and boars are descended from true pigs brought over on boats to the new world.